John Wang > Wang Jing & Co > Guangzhou, China > Lawyer Profile

Wang Jing & Co
SUITE 1504, 15/F., BANK OF GUANGZHOU SQUARE, 30 ZHU JIANG EAST ROAD
ZHU JIANG NEW TOWN
GUANG ZHOU
510623
China
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Work Department

Office: Guangzhou

Position

Executive Managing Partner, Equity Partner

Practice Areas: Shipping, Admiralty, Insurance and International Trade

Career

Professional qualifications:

2007 Licensed lawyer
2003 Senior engineer
1998 Licensed A-class Port State Control Officer

Experience:

John’s practice spans shipping, admiralty, banking, insurance and international trading disputes in court, arbitration and mediation proceedings. John acts for foreign and domestic vessel owners and operators, charterers, P&I clubs, hull and machinery underwriters, marine engineering companies, traders and banks, and adopt a practical approach to each client’s needs. He has acted in dozens of significant cases to go before the Supreme Court of the P. R. China, some of which have become leading cases. He has also acquired extensive experience in International Maritime arbitration in London, Singapore and Hong Kong. Before joining Wang Jing & Co. in 2006, John served for the Maritime Safety Administration for over ten years, mainly responsible for monitoring carriage of dangerous goods and pollution prevention, and has participated in the proposed amendment to relevant Chinese law and International Convention.

John has been recognized both by Chambers and Legal 500, and elected as “Talented Lawyer in handling foreign-related disputes” by the National Bar Association of China.

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese) and English

Memberships

Member of The Council of China Maritime Law Association

Education

2004 University of Southampton (Master of Laws, admiralty & marine insurance)
1993 Dalian Maritime University (transportation management engineering)

Leisure

John’s hobbies include Wuxia tales and science fiction reading, table tennis and swimming.

Lawyer Rankings

China > Regional coverage: Guangdong Province: Guangzhou and Shenzhen

Wang Jing & Co has a long-established reputation in the shipping and insurance sectors, counting a mix of foreign and domestic vessel owners and operators, charterers, P&I clubs, hull and machinery underwriters, marine engineering companies, traders and banks as key clients. According to one client, it is ‘the number one choice for maritime disputes in China‘. John Wang  is highly recommended for shipping, admiralty, banking, insurance and international trade disputes. Xiangyong Chen, who splits his time between the firm’s Shanghai and Guangzhou offices, and Yong Zhao are other names to note. It has regional offices in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Xiamen in the region, with a further presence in other major ports.

China > Shipping: PRC firms

A pioneering firm in Chinese shipping law, Wang Jing & Co continues to handle the most complex marine matters, including high-level collisions and casualty cases. The practice serves shipowners, P&I clubs and charterers and has an international scope ranging from the Pacific to Britain and Greece. The firm has also begun to diversify its offering, taking on more work from the financing side as well as representing other shipping-related businesses. Managing partner Xiangyong Chen has 20 years of practice experience and has previously worked for COSCO Shipping Corp. John Wang in Guangzhou, Zongcui Zou in Tianjin and Hui Yuan in Qingdao are also key figures in a practice comprised of ‘first-class’ individuals.